Monday, January 5, 2009

Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning, Everyone.  We are supposed to have sunshine today and I am looking forward to it.  We have planned our week's grocery shopping and will get it done early.  Later I have two shopping bags and a box of books that I will take to the local library.  All the dusting I did over the last several days yielded a significant number of books that I read once, twice, sometimes more, but am fairly sure I won't be reading again any time soon (if ever.)  The local library can either sell them or (especially in the case of the paperbacks) put them on the shelf for others to enjoy.  Over the last couple of years I have been lightening my load a little at a time.

Trolling through my Google alerts this morning I found this entertaining little entry from Bob Ewing at HubPages.  I love the title: On Being A Lazy Gardener.  He didn't have any new techniques I could adopt but it was a fun read.  

I guess that some of the big box stores are getting desperate.  Mom just opened her e-mail and found two informing her that she had 'won' shopping sprees at Wal-Mart and Target.  She has been getting at least one a day for the last two weeks.  Of course, what she has 'won' is the chance to win the big prize and the invitation to spend money at the store even if she doesn't get it.  I don't know whether to be amused or irritated.  A bit of both perhaps??

Joe Sudbay at Americablog has the same comment I had concerning the 'news' item this morning that President George H.W. Bush would like to see another of his sons in the White House--Jeb.  Haven't we had enough of this family?  I am not really surprised because I remember a couple of years ago reading that Little George wasn't supposed to run for the Presidency because the family had been positioning Jeb (who was already Governor of Florida) to do that,   Unfortunately, Little George jumped the line.  The story I heard said Jeb is thinking of finding a senate seat as a lead in to a Presidential run.  I only hope that both the Republican Party and the nation has too long a memory to let that happen.

We got a chuckle out of this item on Politico (by way of digg).  It is too precious not to quote:

“Some people are pissed off at [Americans for Tax Reform President] Grover [Norquist]. Some people are pissed off at the Conservative Steering Committee. Some people are pissed off at [current RNC chair] Mike Duncan. Some people are pissed off at social conservatives. The social conservatives are pissed at leaders in Congress,” said a Republican consultant who has worked with the RNC. “Everyone is basically pissed.” 

He doesn't mention all those of us who are pissed off at the Republican Party in its entirety.  It seems there is a contentious six-way race for who will be the next Chair of the RNC.

On that note I will end this.  I have to take a little rug apart.  I finished it yesterday but it doesn't lie flat.  Oh, well, I have procrastinated long enough.


Kay Dennison said...

If I were a Republican -- and thank God, I'm not -- I'd be angry, too. (And I'm happy not to be a Democrat, too!)

We had sun here, too. It was nice to see. Hopefully, we'll get another day tomorrow.

I take paperbacks I don't want to a shop where they give credits and can get new ones to read and take back.

Have a great day!!!

Boomer Chick said...

I couldn't believe it when I heard about Jeb. My God, give us a break!

MaryContrary said...

Hi, Kay,

I have been totally and proudly Independent all my adult life. Recent events have merely confirmed me in this position. Pox on both their houses. Some years ago I found a shop that traded used paperbacks. Unfortunately, because the books I traded were worth more than most of the books they had in stock (science fiction vs. romance) I quickly found I had more credit than I could spend. I don't read romance and most of the science fiction I had already read. For me it just didn't work out. Now our public library has almost as many shelves with recent paperbacks as they do for the traditional hard bound books. I don't know how wide spread this is but I think it is great.

Hi, Boomer Chick,

As you can probably guess, I totally agree.